Did you know insufficient protein can cause serious health problems? Kwashiorkor is a condition, children with a protein deficiency could develop. The symptoms include a protruding belly, thin hair, overall weight loss, and discolored skin and hair. Left untreated, it can lead to stunted growth, mental impairments, and death.Read More
Did you know the older, larger, and more mature a bean grows, the more protein it has? Mature roasted soybeans have the most protein, with 39.6 grams of protein per 100-gram serving.
How does Animal protein compare to plant-based protein?
Hundreds of scientific studies reveal there is quite a difference as to how the body responds to animal protein versus plant based protein. Read More
Did you know the act of eating protein doesn’t build muscle? Simply eating protein will not build or grow muscles. However, it will provide the nourishment muscles need to strengthen and grow as a result of exercise. Muscles are toned and improved by exercise if the protein nutrients are present in the body. Eating a full plate of chicken every day will not automatically cause muscles to grow on their own.
I’m sure by now in this day and age, you have heard about the importance of protein. Did you know not all proteins are equal as far as health benefits and disease risks? For the next few blogs, I’d like to discuss protein and make you aware of some significant issues that can affect your health.
What you don’t know can harm you.
Do you feel tired or lazy? …often? What if I told you, being lazy isn’t your fault?
How would it alter your outlook on your future? Would you feel hope once again? Would you like to become un-lazy and experience increased energy? It is not completely your fault if you feel tired or lazy. You are being targeted.
If I told you there was a sinister plot to keep you un-motivated and unhealthy, would you believe me? Now that sounds just too far fetched; like a science fiction movie, right?
What if I showed you the evidence; how much of the food we eat, beverages we drink, and household products we use, have slowly entered our body and brain; and have caused great harm.
Yes, there are real issues. Awareness grows. Continuing to protest and complain is not going to solve the problems. It’s time to come together and work on solutions. Just as NHL Hockey player, J. T. Brown announced on Oct 19 2017, he will “end his protest and put energy towards doing real work in the community”. He gets it. He knows. It’s time to move on and start working towards solutions.
Our culture and family upbringing shape how we view the world and events. We each have a unique perspective. We share much in common with some groups and hardly anything with others. None of this affects the reality that we are all humans sharing this time and space. We need to find a way to work together and cooperate or we will self destruct.
Show love, respect, and kindness.
Did you know that the average lifespan for a person living in the US is 78.74 years or 28,760 days? Did you know that more than 70 million individuals (28.9% of the adult population) over the age of 50 suffer from at least one chronic health condition? For someone fifty years of age 10,497 days of life remain – to live with a chronic health condition.
Look at that percentage – almost 3 out of every 10 adults lives with a chronic health condition. That in my opinion, is NOT living well.
How well you live your remaining days of life determines the quality of your life.
Living well is wellness. What do we mean by Wellness? Let’s begin by breaking it down into its two main parts; “well” and “ness”.
Unlock Untapped Potential For Health. Don’t Count Calories.
Too many people have wings and don’t use them to fly. They have not been taught how. It’s like living in a locked cage and never leaving, when you already have the key.
Let’s talk about Myth #1 – Calories need to be controlled to lose weight.
How many people have heard that before? Probably close to 100%. How many people believe that and make nutrition choices based on that belief? I would guess 90% or more.
You may be asking yourself, “Wait a minute, how is that a myth? I thought that’s a true statement. It’s a given, right? Like the sky is blue, correct?”
Actually here is the true reality – Calories are nearly irrelevant. Nutrients matter most. Count nutrients, rather than calories.
How I maintain motivation to keep active. Why I strive for health. At 17 years of age, I started an exercise program because, as most women will admit, I wasn’t happy with the way I looked. It was the discovery of cellulite on my thighs, that began my journey to improve. Did I ever get off track or get side tracked? Yes, or course. I am not super-woman. 40 years later, I’m still on that journey. Have I achieved my goal? Yes, many times. However it’s important to note, my goal keeps changing. It must. As we age our knowledge & experiences dictate change. Nothing is constant, not even our planet.
As science discovers new realities about nutrition and health it becomes difficult to keep up with that information. It is even more difficult to understand and utilize the information in a simple manner consistent with my current day to day habits that make up my life. Everything seems so complex today. And it is.
If you’re a man and standing among a group of ten men, statistically, 4.7 of the men will develop cancer. That’s almost half! If you’re a woman standing among a group of ten women, 3.8 of the women will develop cancer.
Nearly a third of the adult population, twenty years and over, are considered obese.
The incidence of diabetes for those aged 30 to 39 has increased 70% in 8 years, from 1990 to 1998.
As bad as these numbers are – cancer, obesity, and diabetes are not the most pervasive causes of death in our culture. Heart disease is, killing one out of every three Americans.
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August 30, 2018
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Destination Wellness educational video entitled, "Protein - Part 9". Part 9 continues the discussion of animal and plant-based protein, looks at the cost of delivery of protein, and the future of animal protein food production.